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Ecoregions: The Ecosystem Geography of the Oceans and Continents / Edition 1

Ecoregions: The Ecosystem Geography of the Oceans and Continents / Edition 1

by Robert G. Bailey, Bailey, Lev RopesRobert G. Bailey
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Ecoregions applies the principles described in Bailey's Ecosystem Geography to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth. Robert Bailey's system for classifying ecoregions has had a major influence, and has been adopted by major organizations such as the US Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy. This book includes numerous photographs of representative ecoregions, and outstanding color figures are complemented by two full-color maps showing the major ecoregions of the continents and of the oceans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387983110
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.93(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Robert G. Bailey, born in 1939, received his PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971. An ecological geographer with U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, he was leader of the agency’s Ecosystem Management Analysis Center for many years. He has four decades of experience working with the theory and practice of ecosystem classification and mapping and its application to management. He is author of numerous publications on this and related subjects, including four books.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction 2. Oceanic Types and Their Controls.- 3. The Ecoregions of the Oceans.- 4. Continental Types and Their Controls.- 5. Ecoregions of the Continents: The Polar Ecoregions.- 6. The Humid Temperate Ecoregions.- 7. The Dry Ecoregions.- 8. The Humid Tropical Ecoregions.- 9. TheMountain Ecoregions.- 10. Ecoregion Redistribution under Climate Change.- 11. Continental Patterns and Boundaries.- 12. Application of Ecoregional Patterns.- 13. Fire Regimes at the Ecoregion Scale.- 14. Summary and Conclusions.- Appendix A: Air Masses and Frontal Zones.- Appendix B: Common and Scientific Names.- Appendix C. Conversion Factors.- Appendix D. Comparison of Ecoregion and Related Approaches.

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““Ecosystem Geography” is the most clearly written and content-packed book I’ve ever read. Let me state that again: it is the most clearly written technical book I’ve ever read. I really admire Bob a lot. The latest edition of his book, “Ecoregions,” has the simplest, best summary of climate change I’ve seen.” (David D. Diamond, Director, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP), University of Missouri)

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